Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 31, 2018)

Location:  Cities throughout South Africa

Event:  Nation-wide demonstrations against gender-based violence are set to take place across South Africa on August 1, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in cities throughout South Africa, including Cape Town, Durban, and Pretoria.  More information about the locations and times can be found here: http://www.thetotalshutdown.org.za/  The Intersectional Women’s March could potentially draw large crowds and possibly disrupt traffic, transportation services, and other services.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.

Assistance:

  • United States Embassy to the Republic of South Africa
    (Note: The Embassy does not provide consular services)
    877 Pretorius Street
    Arcadia, Pretoria
    Tel: 012-431-4000 (outside South Africa: +27-12-431-4000)
    https://za.usembassy.gov/
    Facebook: facebook.com/USEmbassySA/
  • United States Consulate General, Johannesburg
    (Covering Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West, and Free State provinces)
    1 Sandton Drive (corner of Rivonia and Sandton Drive)
    Sandhurst, Johannesburg
    ACSJohannesburg@state.gov
    Tel: 011-290-3000 (outside South Africa: +27-11-290-3000)
    After-hours emergencies: 079-111-1684 (outside South Africa: +27-79-111-1684)
    https://za.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/johannesburg/